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Blasting at Swalley Mine

Blasting at Swalley Mine
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
View of two men setting explosives at Swalley Mine, possibly operated by the Eagle-Picher mining company.


Boiler into Trent mine

Boiler into Trent mine
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
View of men with two tractors hauling a boiler into the Trent mine. The location is likely the Tri-state mining district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, but exact location is unknown.


Carey Salt Company operations

Carey Salt Company operations
Date: 1940
Clippings of photographs taken from inside the mine owned by the Carey Salt Company in Hutchinson, Kansas. Subjects of the photographs include a locomotive, hydraulic press, caverns, an undercutter, loaders, and the plant superintendent, S.B. Hurrell.


Caterpillar loader

Caterpillar loader
Date: May 25, 1948
Caterpillar loader chassis being landed at bottom of a shaft at the Westside mine, Kansas, possibly operated by the Eagle Picher Lead Co.


Charlie Pichler working at a mine, Crawford County, Kansas

Charlie Pichler working at a mine, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1913
A photograph of Charlie Pichler at age 18 working at a mine. Charlie later married Ann Rehak, and after Charlie was injured in a mining accident, they both started Chicken Annie's Original restaurant in Frontenac, Kansas.


Coal miner

Coal miner
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1940s or 1950s
View of a coal miner at work with a pick and lantern. The location of the mine is unknown.


Coal miners in Osage County, Kansas

Coal miners in Osage County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
Photograph showing two coal miners using picks to extract coal in Osage County, Kansas.


Croweburg camp town, Crawford County, Kansas

Croweburg camp town, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
Croweburg camp town, Crowe Coal Company, shaft mines #6 and #16, Crawford County, Kansas.


Custom mill

Custom mill
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
View of a custom mill at Brooks (Kansas ?).


Eagle Picher miners

Eagle Picher miners
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
View of Eagle Picher Lead Co. miners before hard hats were required, probably in the tri-state mining district of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma.


Franklin, Crawford County, Kansas

Franklin, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1939
These 147 images include photographs, newspaper clippings, and original records from the town of Franklin, in Crawford County, Kansas. It is located on U.S. Highway 69 alternate, approximately 7 miles north of Pittsburg, Kansas. The post office was established in 1908 and now operates as part of the post office in Arma. The town was struck by an EF-5 tornado in 2003 and much of the town has been rebuilt since that. Historically, Franklin was a coal mining town, and the major coal companies in the area were Western Coal and Mining, and Central Coal and Coke. The subjects of these materials include: schools, churches, businesses, coal companies, musicians, miners, the unions and strikes--including the Amazon women's march--and baseball, soccer, and basketball players.


Group of miners in Crawford County, Kansas

Group of miners in Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1916
A group photograph of miners in Crawford County. Lewis Marion Hamilton is noted as the seventh from the left.


Henry L. Gibaud

Henry L. Gibaud
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of Henry L. Gibaud who was born September 8, 1872 in Laulagnet, Asperjoe, (Ardeche), France. He traveled from France to Osage City, Kansas where he arrived on December 17, 1892 and started working in the coal mines. Gibaud was one of the first members of Local Union 1009 of the United Mine Workers of America and was active in the labor and union movements. Also, he was a member of the city council from the First Ward. Gibaud married Marie Louise Gibaud of Prades in 1899 and they had two sons. Henry L. Gibaud died May 18, 1919 in Osage City, Kansas.


Joan of Arc of the coal fields, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Joan of Arc of the coal fields, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a fourteen year old girl dubbed "The Joan of Arc of the Coal Fields." The daughter of a coal striker in southeast Kansas, she carried the American flag at the head of 6,000 marchers. The group of protesters marched through the coal fields showing their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps.


Miners

Miners
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
View of miners seated on rocks at the Bullfrog Mine in Chitwood (Missouri?). The Eagle-Picher mining company likely operated the mine.


Miners at a coal mine near Osage City, Kansas

Miners at a coal mine near Osage City, Kansas
Date: 1900
This is a photograph showing a group of miners at a coal mine near Osage City, Kansas. This is possibly the Carlson mine. Regis (Louis) Vialle is in the front row far left.


Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas

Miners at mine #14, Scranton, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1925
Group of miners posed with their mules in coal mine #14 at Scranton, Kansas.


Mining zinc

Mining zinc
Creator: Sparlin, Orrick
Date: 1940s
View of zinc mining operation from Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting Co.


Open pit mining, Pittsburg, Kansas

Open pit mining, Pittsburg, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing miners posed by a large steam shovel in an open pit mine owned by J. J. Stephenson Coal Company, Pittsburg, Kansas. Horse drawn coal cars and tracks are also visible.


Shaft mine 6, Crowe Coal Company, Crawford County, Kansas

Shaft mine 6, Crowe Coal Company, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1904
A photograph showing miners and several children posed at shaft mine 6 of the Crowe Coal Company located in northeastern Crawford County, Kansas. Visible is the tipple, engine house to the right, railroad cars, tracks, and tailing pile in the background. Mules were used to pulled the coal cars in the underground tunnels.


Strikes don't stop me

Strikes don't stop me
Creator: Arcadia Journal
Date: December 09, 1921
This illustration of Santa Claus, from the Arcadia Journal, encouraged striking miners in the southeast Kansas coal fields to return to work to purchase presents for their families during the holiday season.


View in the Attie mine

View in the Attie mine
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Interior view of the Attie mine. Eagle-Picher mining company likely operated the mine.


Views of Carey Salt Company

Views of Carey Salt Company
Date: 1966
Photographs taken by the Kansas Department of Economic Development at the Carey Salt Company mine in Hutchinson, Kansas. In one photograph, a man identified as Vernon Horton is seen tamping dynamite into one of a series of holes in the face of the mine room.


W.L.Wells to Governor Henry Allen

W.L.Wells to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Wells, W.L.
Date: January 8, 1920
W.L. Wells, a Girard, Kansas resident, writes to Governor Allen that the proposed Industrial Bill would not hurt coal miners and that the more miners who read up on the bill the more who are in favor of it.


W.M. Nelson to Governor Henry Allen

W.M. Nelson to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Nelson, W.M.
Date: February 26, 1920
W.M. Nelson, a black miner in Croweburg, Kansas, writes Governor Allen about pending legislation involving the Court of Industrial Relations. This legislation would have a panel in charge of hearing both sides of labor disputes. Nelson writes "I did think once when you had this law pass you entruded on the miners of Kansas. But I highly appreciate the action that you taken because it cause many woman an children to get three meals a day." Nelson goes on to say "This is the first time in history that the colored miner had one part of a show in District 17." The Court of Industrial Relations was later passed on January 1920 by special session of the Kansas legislature.


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